News

Troop revives old memories

OFF AND RACING: Major David Fagan, Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching and Legacy Ipswich vice-president Heather Dainer are looking forward to the Legacy Race Day on September 24.
OFF AND RACING: Major David Fagan, Ipswich Turf Club general manager Brett Kitching and Legacy Ipswich vice-president Heather Dainer are looking forward to the Legacy Race Day on September 24. Rob Williams

THE thoroughbreds won't be the only horses out on the track during this year's Ipswich Legacy Race Day.

As part of the beginning of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the annual fundraiser will include a re-enactment by the Lockyer Valley Australian Light Horse Troop.

September is a big month for centenary celebrations in Ipswich, with the race day to follow the function on September 11 to mark the beginning of Australia's involvement in the war.

Ipswich Legacy vice-president Heather Dainer said the race day had been brought forward earlier in the year to coincide with the centenary functions.

"We've also got eight races this year - up from the usual six - in addition to raffles throughout the day to raise funds for Legacy," Mrs Dainer said.

Anyone wanting to support Legacy should keep their eyes out for volunteers selling badges this week.

The Ipswich branch, which is in charge of a huge area including the Somerset, Lockyer Valley and Scenic Rim regions, looks after 580 war widows and five wards - children who have lost a parent or parents in war.

All fundraising conducted in Ipswich is used to assist members in the local area.

The so-called Patriotic Race Meeting is also something of a re-enactment in itself, with the then Ipswich Amateur Turf Club holding a fundraising race meeting back in 1914 to raise money for Diggers and their families.

Now more than 80 years old, Ipswich Legacy has maintained a relationship with the Turf Club for two decades.

General manager Brett Kitching said Ipswich Turf Club held several fundraisers through the year.

"I'm eagerly looking forward to it again - of course it's all about thoroughbred racing, but to add in the Light Horse will make it a great spectacle," Mr Kitching said.

Legacy Race Day will be held on Wednesday, September 24, from noon. Tickets are available from the Legacy Office in the Memorial Hall, Nicholas St, Ipswich, the Ipswich RSL Services Club or Brothers Leagues Club.

For further information, phone 3281 9419.


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Young woman and taxi driver robbed at knife point

Police suspect the two incidents may be linked

OPINION: Allison's mark convicted her killer husband

Police photographs of marks on Gerard Baden-Clay's skin used as evidence in court. Photo: Contributed

At last justice has prevailed following the High Court decision.

Corporal jailed after sexual attack on 'trashed' colleague

FACING DISMISSAL: A member of the Australian Defence Force has been jailed for sexual assault.

Jury finds Australian Defence Force member guilty of sexual assault

Latest deals and offers

Young woman and taxi driver robbed at knife point

Police are investigating two armed robberies that occurred in Goodna last night that are believed to be linked.

OPINION: Allison's mark convicted her killer husband

Police photographs of marks on Gerard Baden-Clay's skin used as evidence in court. Photo: Contributed

At last justice has prevailed following the High Court decision.

Corporal jailed after sexual attack on 'trashed' colleague

FACING DISMISSAL: A member of the Australian Defence Force has been jailed for sexual assault.

Jury finds Australian Defence Force member guilty of sexual assault

Tequila Mockingbird ends 10th anniversary

Tequila Mockingbird rounds out the 10th anniversary season of the shake & stir theatre company.

shake and stir are presenting Tequila Mockingbird at QPAC

City View Hotel: From a pub to a backpackers

NEW LIFE: Hamish Parker has purchsed the City View Hotel and wants to turn it into an accomodation venue.

Architect picks up a little piece of history for a steal

History comes alive at Back Plains celebration

Ian Mason wrote a book on the history of Back Plains and is launching it at a massive reunion event.

Reliving fascinating and rich history of Back Plains area

Tequila Mockingbird ends 10th anniversary

Tequila Mockingbird rounds out the 10th anniversary season of the shake & stir theatre company.

shake and stir are presenting Tequila Mockingbird at QPAC

Love is in the air on The Bachelor, but not for Kiki

The Bachelor Australia contestant Kirralee 'Kiki' Morris.

BACHELORETTE bows out gracefully as show enters its final weeks.

A $65,000 bathroom? The Block's incredible budget blow-outs

The Block contestants Julia and Sasha spent a whopping $65,000 on their first renovated room.

TEAMS deliver most expensive en-suites in reno show's history.

Gympie Muster couch dumps down, but still a problem

TIPPING POINT: After an appalling year of couches being dumped at the end of the last Muster, festival organisers have taken litterbugs to task

EFFORTS to combat post-Muster couch dumping are proving effective

Cryptic crosswords: Top clues to solving them

Your guide to solving the cryptic crosswords in your local paper

How high? Twin 20-storey high-rises plan for "over 50s"

A development application has been lodged with the Fraser Coast Regional Council to build two skyscrapers in Hervey Bay.

Developer says Bay needs to move with the times.

City View Hotel: From a pub to a backpackers

NEW LIFE: Hamish Parker has purchsed the City View Hotel and wants to turn it into an accomodation venue.

Architect picks up a little piece of history for a steal

Bunnings starts demolition of historic foundry buildings

SAWTOOTH GONE: Demolition of Foundry sawtooth shed to make way for new Bunnings building.

Lane and footpath closures will take place

Australia's most expensive balcony and it hasn't been built

Viridian Noosa.

How Noosa millionares' squabble could affect body corporates

Receivers move in on Springfield's 'Tower of Power'

The 10-storey tower at Springfield is up for sale with interest high in the iconic structure.

Interest high in iconic 10-storey office building

Palm Lake Resort set to move in to Coast with 276 villas

Palm Lake Group has been given approval by Sunshine Coast Council to build a 276-villa over 50s resort and 120-bed aged care facility at the intersection of Caloundra Rd and Caloundra Mooloolaba Rd in Little Mountain.

New facility planned for Caloundra Rd